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Re: Animal stockades

Posted: 27 Jan 2019, 20:18
by Alan Wadsworth
Following on from Richard’s observation, there is no obvious circular field in the immediate Four Ashes area - see https://maps.nls.uk/view/104183183 (Bucks XLII 10) - although there are two small circular enclosures to the south of Brand’s House in OS 147.

Further, you may be interested in Hawbushes Farm, off Windmill Lane - see https://maps.nls.uk/view/104183159 (Bucks XLII 6) to the north of Four Ashes - not only in the farm name, but in the circular enclosure just to the north-west of the farm which has trees within.

Re: Animal stockades

Posted: 02 Feb 2019, 10:50
by KellyJ
The hawthorns are very old. Hawthorns generally can live 300 to 400 years but a 700 year old one has been documented. I’ll get some photos. I’ve actually found a document written about the land so I’ll double check that too.

Re: Animal stockades

Posted: 02 Feb 2019, 10:57
by KellyJ
Thanks Alan! The circular enclosure in front of brands house (147) is correctly placed! Interesting there are two (only one now). I’m a member of some great Nature groups so will see if I can get hold of a specialist who can help me age ‘my’ hawthorns. Thankyou for taking time out to help me, I’m really fascinated by this.

Re: Animal stockades

Posted: 02 Feb 2019, 11:03
by KellyJ